"...we should pass over all biographies of 'the good and the great,' while we search carefully the slight records of wretches who died in prison, in Bedlam, or upon the gallows."
~Edgar Allan Poe

Friday, June 18, 2021

Weekend Link Dump


“The Witches’ Cove,” Follower of Jan Mandijn

It's time for this week's Link Dump!

We have all the news!

The hazards of medieval high fashion.

A cold case from 1956 has just been solved.

The inexplicable disappearance of a woman and her dog.

The Brandon family and Richard III.

18th century women's football.

A look at the "Croglin Vampire."

A bionic vulture.

The siege of Constantinople in 860 AD.

The discovery of a "miniature Pompeii."

When it was considered normal to reopen graves.

From bigamy to umbrella fighting.

I've said this here before: ravens are damned smart.

The vegetable that conquered the world.

Notes from a cholera outbreak in Glasgow.

An alchemist prince and his anatomical machines.

Remembering a departed cat.

The first female mountaineers.

Does your salad feel pain?

Medieval killer rabbits!

A father's love goes a bit too far.

An interview with a Tower of London ghost.

New discoveries in the tombs of Saqqara.

18th century songs.

The gypsy hostess of Greenwich Village.

Humans may have arrived in the Americas much earlier than we thought.

The first known appearance of bubonic plague.

Maoris may have visited Antarctica in the 7th century.

Scared to death--literally--by ghosts.

Reflections on the Indian Political Service.

An accidental cat pub.

In case you weren't aware of it, Dashiell Hammett was a real swine.

The study of archaeoacoustics.

Don the Talking Dog.

The Great Serpent Mound.

Interpreting graveyard symbols.

Bigfoot and Ivan Sanderson.

A watchtower to defend against bodysnatchers.

The General Slocum Disaster of 1904.

The Belvoir Castle Fire of 1816.

An ancient letter seal and long-distance trade.

The Iron Age was a great time to be a chicken.

Catherine de Medici was a wicked chess player, which doesn't surprise me.

The largest known geoglyph has just been discovered.

The Aceh Wars.

The scientific Edgar Allan Poe.

A "weight of grief" leads to murder.

A Viking family reunion.

That's all for this week!  See you on Monday, when we'll look at a young man's weird death.  In the meantime, we aint' going nowhere.


  1. W. Dale, the doctor who battled cholera, was a brave and compassionate man.

  2. It's interesting what officers of the old Indian Civil and Political Services got up to. Many had their passions that often were linked to their duties and benefitted those they ruled or influenced. One was a maniac for canals, another for bridges, a third for importing better agricultural techniques, a fourth for archaeology, and so one. Fascinating stuff.


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